Dublin-born, Brooklyn-based singer Sorcha Richardson's "Petrol Station" is an indulgent, five-plus minute pop song featuring shadowy, blue production by BAILE and is cut by a deep undercurrent of sentimentality.
Inspired by the 24-hour petrol station near the house she grew up in, Richardson described the song in an email to The FADER as being about "finding comfort in people and places that are familiar, but also the frustration of falling into a routine within a friendship that you don't know how to break, even if you want to." And indeed, she captures this turbulence when sings: I'm not holding out, for anything better, so can we just stay here forever?
The video, which premieres today on The FADER, is likewise sweet, sad, and shadowy. "We shot a lot of the video on my birthday with a bunch of my friends," she said, "so the process of making it felt quite fitting of the song." Watch above; and if you will be in New York for CMJ next week, peek her schedule below.
Sorcha Richardson's CMJ Schedule:
11:30 PM Wednesday October 14: Deli Magazine Showcase at Rockwood Music Hall
11:30 PM Friday October 16: Kitsuné Showcase at Elvis Guesthouse presented by Matte